NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 8, 2011) – The 105th Tennessee State Fair is proud to announce the second annual Celebrity Cow Milking Competition will kick off this year’s Fair on opening night.
On Friday, September 9, celebrities from local radio, television and print outlets will face off in a cow milking competition. Contestants will be grouped into teams of two and each team member will have two minutes to produce as much milk as possible.
After each celebrity gets a chance, the Official Weight and Regulatory Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture will measure the amount of milk in each team’s bucket. The team with the most milk wins.
This year’s celebrities include: Rhori Johnston (Channel 5), Jerry Barlar (Channel 2), Anna Marie (Mix 92.9), Marty McFly (WKDF 103.3), Scott Couch (Channel 17), Stacy Case (Channel 17), Aaron Solomon (102.5 The Game), and the Buzz Rock Girl (102.9 The Buzz).
“We’re thrilled to have the Celebrity Cow Milking Competition again this year,” said Emily Fletcher, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for the Fair. “This contest is a great way to kick off the Fair, as it highlights the competitive nature of a state fair while staying true to the traditional fun and entertaining atmosphere of fairs. We are very thankful for the support of this year’s celebrities. It should be a great event.”
The contest will be held in the Show Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, located at 500 Wedgewood Avenue. A pep rally will be held at 6 p.m., and the contest will start at 7 p.m.
The official Opening Ceremony for this year’s Fair will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Racetrack Grandstand in association with the Motor Sports Weekend’s State Fair Spectacular Auto Race.
Parking is free all 10 days of the Fair. The Tennessee State Fair is September 9-18. To learn more about Celebrity Cow Milking, please visit www.tnstatefair.org/celebrity-milking. For details on this year’s Fair, please go to www.tnstatefair.org.